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Getting back on the Train

So before I got married and all the wedding stuff, I basically stopped working out about 2 weeks before the wedding. I literally had no time. With two amazing showers on back to back days and a bachelorette party the next weekend and the wedding the next with three filming days, I was pooped and a little stressed about all the wedding stuff coming together and not knowning anything about it. After the wedding it was all about finishing up things at work and getting ready to go to Europe, so I have little time to work out at all.

In Europe, I didn’t work out at all since we were constantly going. We woke up every day pretty much at six and were back in our rooms around 10 or 11, with very full days of touring. It was great to see the city that way, but I was exhausted.

When I was over in Europe, I saw so many people out running and working out, it made me miss it a lot! I haven’t had that feeling in a long, long time! When I got back, the very next morning I took off for a short run. I’m not going to lie, it was tough and I could feel that I haven’t run in a LONG time, but it felt good to be getting out there.

I went for a three runs last week, including a longer 50 minute run on Saturday. 49 of those minutes I wanted to die. BUT it was the fact that I was out there and working at getting my fitness back, so that made me feel good. Since last weekend, I went to spin class on Tuesday at a new place that I really liked, went running yesterday morning and ran 4 miles without stopping and then today it’s pilates day!

I know that getting back on track is hard, especially when we still seemed to have so much going on with finishing up closing on the house (september 6 we get keys!) and figuring out all that stuff, but I know that doing workouts and making them a priority for me is what will make working out work.

So getting back on the train I have realized a few things I must remind myself of.

1. It will take time but I will get back to being able to run without stopping again soon.

2. If I make working out a priority, it happens

3. Getting up at 5:30 for spin class is hard, but it’s totally worth it

4. I need to stick with it, and it will pay off

Not working out for almost 2 months is rough, but now that I’m getting back into the swing of things, it’s getting easier and easier as I keep going with it. It’s taking those initial steps to get back in the routine that leave you sore, tired and walking during a run, but I know that in a few short weeks I’ll be back to normal. :)


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  • Reply Linzay

    I like these reminders. After not running for three months, running just a mile is now hard. But I just have to keep reminding myself that if I keep at it I will get back to where I was.

    I don’t think I will ever be able to wake up at 5:30 for anything. Good for you!

    September 1, 2011 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Nicole

    Thanks for this post. I’ve been slack on my running since I finished my first marathon in May. I don’t have a gym membership anymore, the mornings are pitch black in the rural area I now live, and my commute zaps my evening energy to run. Your reminder is exactly what I needed to get my butt back out running again!

    September 1, 2011 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Alisa

    Always hard to start back up but definitely WORTH IT =) as you know.

    September 1, 2011 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Nicole

    You will be back in no time!

    I find European vacations are hard to workout on because you are so busy walking/touring around that the last thing you want to do is be on your feet for another second!

    September 1, 2011 at 11:16 am
  • Reply kristin miller

    Yes D, do it!!! I didn’t run a MONTH before my wedding!!! Enjoy your transitions. It’s such an exciting time, running is the cherry on top!

    September 1, 2011 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Emmy

    I was out after surgery and know exactly how you are feeling. I love running and it is such a pleasure to be running again (although I did walk today on my long run) In a few weeks you are going to be back where you were and loving it.

    September 2, 2011 at 7:17 am
  • Reply christina cadden

    I did not work out for almost 11 months but I have cardiac clearance and trying to run again is hard. But I agree you have to stick with it!

    September 3, 2011 at 7:43 am
  • Reply skinnyrunner

    man, im in the same boat of getting back in shape and back on the fit train.
    i cant believe youre now married and already back from your honey/family moon!

    September 3, 2011 at 9:05 pm
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